Painted Mini Treasure Box

from week ending 10/4/99

Design and Instructions by Diana Trupiano 1999



Mini Paper Mache' Box, size and shape of your choice

Acrylic Primer

Acrylics in White, True Yellow, Light Blue, True Fuscia, Light Lavender, Black

Clear Gloss Varnish

Round tooth picks

Flat paint brush


  1. Apply a coat of primer to all surfaces. Let dry.
  2. Apply two coats (drying in between) of light blue to outside box and lid.
  3. Apply caot of black to inside box and lid.
  4. With toothpick, apply flowers by dipping pick into paint, and dabbing onto surface. Then place point of pick in dot of paint, and draw outward.
  5. Repeat with remaining colors of paint. Let dry completely.
  6. Apply gloss varnish to box and top. Let dry.


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